MADISON, N.J., Jan. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, received a rating of 100 from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, earning the distinction of being a "Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality."
The Corporate Equality Index (CEI) is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
"We are proud to be recognized as a company dedicated to being a top place to work for our LGBT employees," said Steve Rusckowski, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Our goals to promote a healthy world, build value, and create an inspiring workplace will only be accomplished by creating an inclusive workplace and attracting people from diverse backgrounds who share a passion for empowering better health with diagnostic insights."
The 2017 CEI rated 1,043 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community.
For more information on how Quest Diagnostics is meeting its responsibilities to shareholders, patients, employees and the world, download the 2015 Global Inclusion & Corporate Social Responsibility Report on the company's Corporate Citizenship webpage.
About Quest Diagnostics
Quest Diagnostics empowers people to take action to improve health outcomes. Derived from the world's largest database of clinical lab results, our diagnostic insights reveal new avenues to identify and treat disease, inspire healthy behaviors and improve health care management. Quest annually serves one in three adult Americans and half the physicians and hospitals in the United States, and our 43,000 employees understand that, in the right hands and with the right context, our diagnostic insights can inspire actions that transform lives. www.QuestDiagnostics.com.
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